These Meyer lemon cookies are perfectly balanced between tart and sweet. Their soft cake like texture leaves them nothing short of pure deliciousness.
While browsing the produce at my local grocery store I came across a well-stocked bin of Meyer lemons. I’d heard so much about them but had yet to try them for myself. These lemons are sweeter than the average lemon and have a distinct aroma. You could almost mistake them for an orange due to their color.
I knew I had to make something with them so I grabbed a nicely packaged bundle and began brainstorming…
Why not make cookies? Everyone likes lemon cookies, right?
I decided on making a “healthier” cookie so I could give a batch to some friends whom I knew were trying to eat a little lighter. I cut back the sugar by using only 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Then I used honey to finish sweetening the batter. I also added in some plain low-fat yogurt which aided in making these cookies so moist and cake-like.
The result was a soft pillow of sweet and tangy goodness.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe!
Meyer Lemon Cookies
For the cookies
For the icing
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, white sugar, brown sugar, lemon zest, and juice together until fluffy. Add in the honey and the yogurt, mix well. Add the egg and mix once more, until incorporated.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet batter while continuing to mix on low speed.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop batter by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a mall bowl. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Spoon the icing over the cookies once they have cooled completely. Allow the iced cookies sit until the icing sets and hardens.
Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.